John Lofgren Combat Boots – Black Shinki Horsebutt

by John Lofgren

£895.00

John Lofgren Combat Boots – Black Shinki Horsebutt

£895.00

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The super grainy Shinki Hikaku Horsebutt Combat Boots are here. I don’t think we’ve ever seen grain like it! You almost want to put the boots in a glass case for admiration. The leather is thick but very comfortable and pliable, it’s teacore so will show signs of the over-dyed brown horsebutt as they wear in and it has a beautiful sheen. We could go on describing it but really, the leather is from one of the best in the world, the boots are made by one of the best in the world, the finish is beautiful and they are such a comfortable boot. They are a one off and so won’t be made again and we have only one of each size you see in stock. Just for info.

Please keep in mind that the grain on the leather will vary from pair to pair and also on the same boot, it’s just the way it is with this type of limited leather production.

The John Lofgren Combat Boots are John’s take on the military combat boot. They are a great seller within the range for a good reason, they are an easy fitting and comfortably refined tank of a boot that will stylishly see you through a mix of uses and uniforms.

The last used is based on the engineer last and is very shapely, has a nice slim waist with a rounded shaped toe, it feels snug throughout the foot (as it should be when sized correctly) with plenty toe wiggle room.

Comfort: These are extremely comfortable boots from the moment you slide your foot in. They have that immediate glove like feel. The leather feels thick but very supple and the heel is well balanced giving you a sure footed work boot like feel underfoot.

Construction & finish: The best materials and construction methods have been used in these boots, just see the DETAILS tab. The stitching is very neat and uniform and as with all John Lofgren boots the sole trim is even and nicely finished.

If you want a boot that is comfortable and solid, will last you donkeys and that you can pair with almost anything, this is your pair.

  • Shinki Horsebutt (Japan)
  • 120 last
  • Goodyear welted with storm welts
  • Oak Bark tanned heavy midsole
  • Vibram 705 outsersoles/ 700 Heels
  • Triple stitched accordingly
  • Heavily stitched in obvious area’s of stress
  • Rolled shaft tops
  • US sized (please see sizing guide)
  • Made in Japan

The John Lofgren Combat Boots fit very similar to UK sizes and fit the same as the Engineer boots internally. Due to the more pliable leather they do feel softer immediately than the engineers and very comfortable and we advise to go with the same size.

An 8 in the Combat Boots fits similar to:

JL Engineer: 8

JL M43: 8

JL Donkey Puncher: 7.5

JL  Chukka: 8.5 (8 is more comparable in length but these fit very close/ tighter)

Rolling Dub Trio Coupen Last: 7.5 US

Red Wing Iron Ranger: 8.5 US (7.5 UK)

Viberg: 8 (2030 and 2045 last)

White’s Boots: 7.5-8 D or E width

Truman Boots (updated last): 8.5

Trickers (and majority of British brands): 7.5-8 G/F

Please get in touch with any sizing questions you may have. We will do our best to assist you in as much depth as we can to get your sizing right. We have experience with a number of UK, European, Japanese and USA made branded shoes/ boots to help with comparisons and can take any measurements you may need.